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A Brother Lost - Memento Mori by Nambroth A Brother Lost - Memento Mori by Nambroth
remember that you will die...

:iconhibbary: is organizing a showing themed around Memento Mori, and this is my contribution.

We found this skull in our woods in the spring; the air was still crisp enough to hold the foggy bite of one's breath. What stories could it tell?
I painted it in the same location as it was found originally. The living deer is my own addition, and I hope to leave the meaning open to the viewer's interpretation.

Acrylic on Illustration board, 8" x 10".
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so sad but so beautiful 
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:icontheelegirl:
TheElegirl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is truly beautiful, and majestic. Your art astounds me.
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:iconbright-wolf:
Bright-wolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
amazing pic well done :)
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:iconfloatingwhitefalcon:
floatingWhiteFalcon Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013

Well done! :clap:

 

I like the lights, the colours, the message... It's just amazing that your really found it at such a beautiful place and made it to capture this in a painting. :aww:

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Gypsyvannerstallion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I stumbled upon a deer skull with the antlers still attached a year ago and wondered this very thing.  I love this piece.  <3
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:iconred-rose-12:
Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
sad :( but beautiful :)  
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:iconlapis-lazuri:
lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and touching. I love how it DOES tell a story, with only such a little part of the scene.
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:iconkaiyamin:
Kaiyamin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Beautiful... in composition, color, mien... :reverent applause:
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:iconelijahsrevenge:
Elijahsrevenge Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow. That's powerful. I really like it. :+fav:
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:iconmistikfantasy:
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
seems a real picture amazing... but this makes me cry... i don't want to start thinking... bye!
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:iconmallophora:
Mallophora Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!!! so emotive and great!
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:iconyemayema:
YemaYema Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
BRAVO!
*claps claps claps*
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:iconbirdgvee:
BirdGVee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Great work, it looks as real as a photo *_*

Also like the message ;)

And just: It's awesome 8D
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:icontreyos:
Treyos Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nicely done and it does bring up some interesting thoughts about how animals deal with death of friends and family. Are they really any different than humans in their grief?
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! Love the lighting in this!
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:iconmeganichan04:
meganichan04 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
I really love the composition and colors :) Beautiful!
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:iconmesadchild:
MeSadChild Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
It's a beautiful planet--don't get too used to it. But at the end, may you be ready and looking forward to the next great adventure!
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:iconkitan777:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
This is beautiful.
Um,can anyone be so kind as to tell me what Momento Mori means?
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Remember that you will die.
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:iconkitan777:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Oh o3o
so that's what it means.Thanks :D
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:iconmirmachine:
MiRMACHINE Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's latin for "remember that you will die" :)
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:iconkitan777:
Kitan777 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
oh.Thank you :D
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:iconbambuspanda:
BambusPanda Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
wonderful work!
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:icongaaraxblue:
GaaraxBlue Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconsomefrenchtoast:
SomeFrenchToast Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Personally I don't find it sad or any negative feelings of that kind. It's only natural and it contributes to the good doing of nature.
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:iconoojupiteroo:
oOJupiterOo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh no p.p
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:iconriventear:
RivenTear Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
It's almost heartbreaking. You did a great job here. Again. :)
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:iconmajspanda:
majspanda Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks very soulful. I like that the deer is actually eating, and not just standing there with its nose awkwardly posed. Good luck with the contest! :)
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:iconnambroth:
Nambroth Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
No contest, just a group showing. :)
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:iconmajspanda:
majspanda Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh :XD:
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:iconaamnat:
Aamnat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Special...I love it:)!
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work
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:iconfetherhd:
fetherhd Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
:) I am awful but what comes to mind is she is probably going to eat it! hehehehe never forget seeing deer gather around an old carcass to chew and lick the old bones...gathering calcium and minerals I guess.
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:iconlitupdra:
Litupdra Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really really good! you're everytime such an inspiration for me :)
love your works!
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Wolf-Ninja001 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that's awesome! very powerful!
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swisdo Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice:)
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